NASA Awards Earth And Space Science Studies Cooperative Agreement

GREENBELT, Md. -- NASA has awarded a cooperative agreement to the
University Space Research Association in Columbia, Md., to facilitate experimental, analytical and theoretical research in support of NASA's strategic Earth and space science objectives.

The Goddard Earth Sciences Technology and Research (GESTAR) Studies and Investigations cooperative agreement has a total value of $95.8 million, which will be annually funded up to $20 million. This agreement runs from May 11 through May 10, 2016, with the ability to extend for an additional five years if deemed appropriate.

The research will be conducted by scientists at NASA's Goddard Space
Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., and other research institutions that
have been assigned to GESTAR. The GESTAR studies and investigations
will enhance cooperative relationships among NASA, academia,
not-for-profit scientific organizations and government experimental
research programs in concert with Goddard's Sciences and Exploration Directorate.

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Source: NASA

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